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stopping them? >> members of congress, members from both political parties actually came to us and showed us all kinds of letters and e-mails that they've been exchanging in which they're trying to get the most basic information about what the nsa is doing and spying on american citizens and what the fisa court has been doing in terms of declaring some of this illegal, some of it legal. remember, we keep hearing that there's all kinds of robust oversight by congress and we need not worry and yet these members of congress, one who is
, they really mean everyone. there are true inspiration for me, fellow canadians, and many of us around the world. the theme of my presentation today is about staying connected her. and if there are two things i am passionate about, it is that. those phrases really sum up the last 20 years of my life in so many ways. and so to explore the themes, what i want to do is share with you some ideas about consciously working on making and the sustaining connections. which is what i think we all need to do. to get started, we will talk a little bit about the technology solution. i want to share with you stories, lessons, and some new ideas. i want to have knowledge all of you that are here today thinking about trying something new. thinking about a new approach to technology, using technology differently. maybe it will be your first time in beijing with a computer. you might feel a little bit like a fish out of water. i really do understand. i am the very last person that anyone in my circle of friends and family would have ever thought would be heading up a tech company. i never thought i woul
members of congress, one who is morgan griffith and alan grayson from florida showed us and we're publishing this morning very detailed letters trying to get this information and they're being blocked from getting it and they've said and other members have said that they are forced to learn about what the nsa is doing from what they're reading in our reporting. >> and when you say they're being blocked, how are they being blocked? people are refusing to give it to them in congress? >> correct. i think the most amazing thing, one of the most amazing things in this whole episode, martha, is that there is a 2011 opinion,
works very hard with the port staff. in the port's waterfront land use plan, our blueprint for the 7-1/2 miles of waterfront, we make a conscious effort to plan and maintain open access for the benefit of our residents and our visitors. and the port now has 86 acres of open space which is about 10% of the port property. and our ongoing plan can youxv for increasing this amount to 28 acres within the next eight years. so, this is not the beginning or the end, but we're in the midst of what we're trying to do. but as you know, you heard from all the other speakers, providing open space is a very expensive undertaking. in the past 13 years, the port has spent approximately 109 million on public spaces. and we've been able to do this, as you heard various sources of funding, but we want to acknowledge in particular today the tax payers of san francisco that have passed the two general obligation bonds in 2008 and 2012 that have made our open space programs possible. and our partnership, as i said earlier, with our local, state, and federal agencies. this important project is also about o
on these results. the e.u., great britain and the u.s. have all voiced their concern. john kerry says they are not credible, plus the electoral process was flawed, she says. >> the opposition leader believes it's the beginning of a period of national mourning. the electoral commission confirmed the victory that president robert mugabe had already claimed the day before. the 89-year-old's power uninterrupted and overwhelmingly won another five-year term. the party now holds a 2/3 majority in particlements. this will allow the push-ahead of constitutional changes. the movement for democratic change says his party has evidence of massive vote-rigging, urging a peaceful response to the alleged fraud. he promised to fight the results. >> they are determined to pursue peaceful, legal and diplomatic remedies to resolve this current crisis. once all remedies have been exhausted, the people of zimbabwe should be allowed great opportunity to freely, fairly elect a government of their choice. >> after the last disputed election the m.d.c. entered a power-sharing agreement. tsvangirai has ruled o
issues are the easy fixes. the small print, hard to use a mouse, all of that is very easy to fix. the learning curve issues are really the hard ones for most people. most seniors and don't have a tool box of strategies for dealing with technology. we were more able to figure things out. i may not know where the downloads folder is, but i know it exists. i might have trouble finding it, but i know it is there. for someone that doesn't speak technology as well as i do, they don't know how to look for it. if you are someone i have an analogy for you. how many people here can drive? you will be happy to know i do not. for all of you who drive, have you rented cars? when you rent a car, you get into a car you are unfamiliar with. how did you drive it? you do not know where everything is. you do not know where the high beam indicator is or where the turn signals are or any of those kind of things, but you know they are there. you have the language to drive that car because you know what to look for. you know every car has turn signals, so you are going to look for it. when my parents b
in june pointed out, our i-t in san francisco is still in need of a culture shock. and this is wherl of us come in today. we have 200 data sets that have already been put out there, but by and large the data sets put out by city government are data sets that i think show us in a very positive way. from my perspective, it's important for us to keep on pushing data sets that allow us to deal with the sometimes imperfections in city government. to figure it out, where it is we need to take risks, we are we can be more entrepreneurial, where we can be more transparent and frank little more accountable to all of you as the residents and as our customers here in city government. and this is why i am proud tomorrow to help move forward legislation that my staff has been working closely with jay nath and mayor leon that will real i do three things. first of all, it will create a chief data officer because we need one person who is responsible and accountable for moving forward our open data agenda. secondly, we're going to require every department in the city to have a representative who is respon
, even ordering dinner in. with only 25 hours left. many people who use b.a.r.t. are bracing for a crippling strike. >> in oakland, negotiators have been meeting all day and they're still a it. >> that's right. we haven't seen the negotiators leave for the night so as far as we know, they are still in the building hashing it owl. earlier at 7:00, we did hear from one of the upper negotiators who told us, quote, we are working on it. she went on to say the two sides have been discussing some of the major sticking points, including salary and benefits. >> the unions understand the gravity of the situation. we know today is august 3rd. i think that is a breakthrough to the district. they recognize today is august 3rd. so we don't have a lot of time. >> inside this building on west grand, close to oakland, talks continue between b.a.r.t. and the two largest unions. so far there are no indications from either side that any major progress is being made to avert a strike monday morning. one that could lead hundreds of thousands of commuters stranded or stuck in grid lock. >> it make
its way through the u.s. congress, politicians want to punish iran for its nuclear program but the white house is concerned the the new sanctions are badly timed. sanctions go ahead it would strengthen the existing embargoes. cutu.s. is hoping to exports by 1 million barrels per year. sanctions previously put in place by the u.s., un, and other nations, have frozen the assets of the run-in central bank, banning financial transactions. there are tough penalties as well for countries and institutions that continue to trade with iran. live for us from tehran, lot of challenges their for the new president, not the least of which are economic. right, there is a long, long list of challenges with high expectations to go along with that. the iranian people voted for change, that is what they want to see, he has a big task ahead of him, hitting the ground running and meeting with the regional representatives, as you mentioned, earlier this morning. particularly those from iraq and syria, iran has at -- has a vested interest in what goes on in those countries. following this economi
, a travel warning is posted for americans overseas. and nearly two dozen u.s. embassies are shut down. in fear of terror strikes planned for today. >>> so far, no violence, but now the question of what to do next. >>> all i saw was a car emerging from the crowd south bound on the boardwalk, just plowing through whomever was in its way. >> out for blood? a driver crashes into a crowded california boardwalk, killing one, and injuring 11 others. why witnesses say it was all done on purpose. >>> i can't wait to see my teammates. i feel like i can help us win. i can help us be a better team. and i haven't seen a lot of my brothers in a long time. >> and a-rod insists he has a future with the yankees. but sources say he'll likely be suspended until 2015, all but ending his career. the official announcement expected tomorrow. >>> we begin today with the unspecified terror threat affecting embassies in u.s. interests overseas. the government knows just enough to be on high alert. not enough to know exactly where an attack will occur. and so 22 embassies and consulates in the muslim world are
a name for themselves. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> good. >> thank you, martha.
for joining us. a look at the top stories and more ahead in new york. >>> hello, welcome to cnn "newsroom." high alert right now the u.s. shut many foreign offices, embassies and consulates over fears of a terror attack. in the afternoon math of a bizarre deadly hit and run on venice beach, everyone is asking why would anyone do this? and he's putting on a brave face but is a-rod just hours away from a baseball suspension or worse, an outright ban? plus, meet the newest team member heading to the international space station. it could make big changes of how astronauts live in space. those stories and much ahead. it's a day when something happening in sports is making big newses. right now, we are hearing that new york yankee superstar alex rodriguez will be suspended effective this season and all of the next. a formal announcement isn't made yet. the source is "tous au.s. today" they're reporting that a-rod can't talk about a settlement. on the phone with me, andy sholes of "the bleacher report." if the report is true, that meaning 215-game suspension for a-rod, does that mean no lifetime
having the opportunity to use the we at your center? no? [laughter] ok. some people might not be into using the wii. that is perfectly fine. yes? blind person. there may be some opportunities for people who are visually impaired. >> the director of our center is blind. she was telling us a story. she had a lot of fun playing bolling -- bowling. if you can remember what movement and where you had to do it, it is very fond -- very fun. bowling is one of the possibilities with the wii without having any adaptation, just having the remote and directing the person in the right spot. >> i have heard a couple of people have commented they cannot afford the wii. go to your local senior center. the broadband technology grant program has purchased about 40 systems to be distributed throughout the city. find out if your local senior center is part of that program and has a wii. i am going to be doing training with all of the senior center a activity directors in the next couple of weeks so that all of them will know how to supervise and manage and use the system. by this summer, ther
down. i used to work till 10, 11, 12. i shut it down now. i am working differently. >> differently and definitely better. >>> devising a growth plan is an essential tool for any small business owner, but being disciplined enough to keep it is the tricky part. let's turn to this week's board of directors. gene marx owns and operates the marx group, a company that provides consulting services to small businesses. he's also a business and bill rancic. i love how she says she's turning people down. i think that's the hardest, when you start a business. as she said, every opportunity is a sales moment. all you want do is get people interested. how do you get to the point where you can say no to people? >> i think you've got to work smarter rather than working harder. think in the beginning you take everything you can get and then you figure it out. the first year or two, you're feeling your way in the dark and you don't know what's what. when i started my first business. i don't know about you. then you start realizing this isn't going to fit into where i want to go. but you do it. >> w
of a big differentiation factor in developing this. so, as far as creating access to the public, using the open data sets, and creating exposure to neighborhoods that you probably traditionally didn't even think were there, we realized there were 1200 different facilities all through the park -- all through the city as we were going out to explore. and upon our own discovery, and i being a local native, i didn't know about 800 of them. so, as we move forward into the future, taking this, working with some other departments like san francisco arts, we're creating access for people, creating efficiency with the government being able to manage transactions, creating a platform for people to actually interact with the city on a level that hasn't been done before. so, ideally, using the san francisco rec and park, the future san francisco arts app, using our mobile commerce to manage that is creating jobs, revenue, and efficiency for the public and tourists to be able to navigate san francisco in a way that hasn't been done before. thank you. >> all right. (applause) >> so, we're going to s
building. what does that mean to us? we run water, power, and sewer. so, those are some of the biggest things involved in lead platinum. ♪ ♪ >> by late 2008 the project, as we got the contractor on board and we were able to start pricing it, we're a multi-, multi-, multi-million dollar over budget. >> the story a lot of people don't know after we got select today do this project, the first price we came in with was $180 million. and the city said, you know, this is a great building, but we just don't want to spend that much money. so, the project was on the verge of being canceled. >> if you're looking at why this building came to be, in many ways it also included mayor gavin newsome, particularly, who really had an affection for this building. he saw the design. he saw the potential. he wanted to make sure that that building got built. and he said, do what you need to do, but please, if you can make that building work, we need to have that building in civic center. >> i happened to be at a green conference santa clara. he said you shouldn't cancel that project. can you work with
. >>> and just in this hour, we are getting new details about the athlete. barbara starr is live for us in washington with that new information. barbara, what do you have? >> well, fredricka, u.s. intelligence had been watching yemen for weeks, if not months, watching a growing series of threa threats, potential threats in yemen. that's not surprising. that's always been a tough neighborho neighborhood. but it was within the last two weeks that the u.s. intelligence community began to understand, come into possession if you will of an intercepted message among senior al qaeda operatives that indicated planning was under way, possibly the final stages of planning, we're told, for an attack either in yemen, middle east, or north africa. we've actually been asked by an obama administration official not to go into a lot of detail about all of this because it is so sensitive, so serious, it could put things at risk. intercepts are some of the most critical that the u.s. intelligence gathers. what are intercepts? it could be a cell phone conversation, website posting, chat room, a courier mes
for inviting me. >> father is going to tell us about the traditional latin mass today when is also known as extraordinary of the roman right and the trinity mass. let's start by giving our viewers an idea of what the latin mass is and a little of the history. >> for most of the history of the church, the mass was celebrated in latin after the early centuries was and then greek. and what latin became the dominant language of the western world, then the scriptures were transcribed into lasttown and that was used exclusively till 1964 in the language of the mass. and then the right, of course, developed over the many centuries beginning with the last supper, of course. and then the church became recognized and the church developed more and more and it developed into what we know as the latin right. at the time of the -- it put together the definitive form of latin mass. and that was used to 1950s and then that the second vatican counsel. and there was a reform called for by the council that was imply implemented. some of us remember the changes. >> some you remember the changes. it was afte
of the u.s. treasury? former treasury head larry summers is on board. so is the former head of visa and google purchased a stake in lending club as well giving the young company a valuation of $1.5 billion. now at its heart, lending club is simply a dating service for money. a person in need posts his or her request and you can lend that person cash. you can cover some small part of the loan, as little as $25 or fund the entire thing. nearly $3 million changes hands on lending club every single day. >> co-founder and ceo of lending club came up with the idea when he noticed his credit card charged him 18% interest for debt and bank paid 1% for his deposits. so i don't think we can start this without explaining how it works. i have some money. i go on and can find a loan i think is interesting and contribute the money, right? >> you diversify your investment -- >> take my money and split it up. >> across fractions of loans. if you make a $10,000 investment, most likely you're going to invest in 400 different loans and take $25 fraction of each -- >> we're all going to ask, how do i k
"before sunset." and then we have a cooling trend in store for us. i'll tell you more about that with our next forecast. kira. >> francis, thank you. bart's two largest unions and management return to the negotiating table today in a last minute bid to avoid a strike tomorrow morning. the two sides negotiated all day yesterday. key issues included wages, pension, worker safety and healthcare costs. both sides say they are working to avoid a strike. >>> we are not at impasse. our team is prepared to negotiate and get a contract. we are not at impasse. >> we will go as long as as we need to go if we need to if it looks like we can get something done and get an agreement. >> both sides plan to return to the bargaining table in just a few hours. bart's current contract expires at midnight tonight. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee had strong words yesterday for both sides in the negotiations. work out a deal or else. >> if they can't get it together, i think a privilege to negotiate an agreement between the two, then i think that privilege might have to be removed. and if it is, it's a sorry sta
there's a survey of the top female economists in the u.s. to see who they support. find out what they say. we'll see you back here next weekend. have a great weekend. >>> hello, everyone. a look at the top stories this hour in the "cnn newsroom." u.s. embassies and consulates are locked tight today. fear of a terror attack has them on high alert. americans are urged to stay vigilant. >>> people on venice beach in california on the board walk there ran for their lives as a hit and run driver swerved in to the crowd. a woman on her honeymoon was killed. the driver now under arrest. and breaking news about a-rod's future in major league baseball. all linked to a doping scandal. >>> and more on that breaking news right now in major league baseball. the steroid investigation, "usa today" is reporting yankees third baseman alex rodriguez will be suspended through the 2014 season. that suspension comes tomorrow. the paper also says a-rod will appeal that suspension. that appeal would leave him eligible to play tomorrow night in the yankees game against the white sox. let's bring in andy
, the national governors association closing session with a discussion on cyber security. >> joining us on "newsmakers" is senator patrick leahy. thanks for being with us. >> it is good to the here. >> joining us is mattingly and john bradley. >> thank you for being here. your committee has been at the center of two of the biggest debates this year. as we are heading into the august recess, i would like to know what your personal top priorities are. >> we have several. i've been having a lot of quiet meetings with members of the house, both republicans and democrats. to see if we could have something on the president desk. the way the nsa is scooping up information about americans, i do not think there is enough transparency. i think we can have more with endangering our safety. of they have a better idea how this court works. -- ao wanted to do another number of other new things. if somebody is going to be charged with a crime, whether it is dna evidence or something, does it meet certain standards so we do not have some of the terrible mistakes we have seen in the past? change the try
be targeting u.s. government or private american interests. that travel alert is set to expire at the end of the month. this morning on nbc's "meet the press," two senators talked about the situation. senator saxby chambliss, the top republican on the senate intelligence committee, talked about the alert. iowa senator dick durbin talked about the embassy security. we will take a look at that now. >> the chatter out there -- chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that is going on. very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11. we did not take heed on 9/11 the way that we should. i think it is very important that we do take the right kind thelanning as we come to close of ramadan. we know that is always an interesting time for terrorists. we are also, what, 38 days, 37 days away from the september 11 anniversary. are paying very, very close attention to the chatter that is going on and i can tell you, david, this is the most serious threat that i've seen in the last several years. >> can i just press a little bit? what makes it so serious? is it the nature of what the att
the worldwide travel alert issued to americans overseas after u.s. intelligent caught wind al qaeda may be planning an attack against american interest. the threat is credible, but pinpointing the target or targets, officials are taking no chances. issuing a blanket travel warning and closing american embassies across much of the muslim world tomorrow. we are learning more about where the threats are coming from amid a shifting center of power. covering several angle, we go to kristen welker at the white house. >> officials say the threat could be coming from the arabian peninsula and the affiliate in yemen. in one of the most serious terror warnings in years, the state department alerted americans overseas that al qaeda could be plotting an attack and have their eyes trained on the arabian peninsula. it covers travel for americans, cautioning them to be vigilant at tourist sites and public transportation. in a statement they said terrorists may use a variety of means and weapons and target officials and private interest. it will stay in effect through august. chairman of the joint chie
options on kpix.com/bart. stay with us for continuing coverage of the looming strike. >>> new tonight, a car drives into people walking along the venice beach boardwalk in southern california. injuring at least a dozen people and one person has died. at least another person is hurt critically and another two separate serious injuries. several witnesses say the driver appeared to be in control of the car as it crashed into people. the driver then sped off. police haven't found him or his car since the crash around 6:00. witnesses describe him as in his mid 20s. >>> and flying shrapnel injured five spectators out watching the demolition of the old power plant in bakersfield today. one man's leg was severed. as jonathan gonzalez shows us authorities thought they had kept everyone at a safe distance from what was a planned implosion. >> three, two, one! hit it. >> reporter: this morning's pg&e power plant explosion goes aas expected but initially officials thought everything went according to plan. >> it was quick and all the structures fell as we anticipated. >> reporter: but notice the
some of our u.s. embassies and consulates closed in the wake of a terror warning. >>> and some lawmakers are not mincing words, calling it the most serious threat we faced in many years. what they now know about it, to americans overseas. >> after benghazi, these al qaeda types were really on steroids, thinking we're weaker, they're stronger. >> those operatives are in place because we received information that high level people from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula are talking about a major attack. >> there's been an awful lot of chatter out there, chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on, very reminiscent of what we saw pre9/11. >> fox report, so what is possible? what we're learning about the enemy's latest strategies to kill us. and our best options to keep americans safe. >>> also a witness says the driver was looking for blood, summertime on the board walk for hundreds of people shattered by someone on a mission to mow down the crowd. >> he sped up and purposely, looks like purposely was swerving back and forth to run over as many pe
i love it. that's going to do it for us today. >>> u.s. embassies shuttered across the muslim world and the military on a higher state of alert. an uneasy weekend beneath the shadow of a terrorist threat. >>> today a suspected plot prompts a global warning to americans far from home. take care. senator lindsey graham joins us for a talk on al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, edward snowden in russia, and crisis in egypt. then house intelligence committee member adam schiff on whether these security warnings justify the breadth and depth of spying by the national security agency. and see you in september. congress takes a month long break, leaving nearly every important piece of business undone. the man spear heading the drive to get more democrats elected to the house, congressman steve israel, joins us. >>> plus -- >> sit down and shut up. >> seriously, what are the chances september will be any better? our power panel is ready to sit down, but they won't shut up. and -- >> i'm going with this tight end because he's going to have my tackle. >> the national football league moves clos
the way i think. host: john hickenlooper is joining us for mill walking, where the nga summer meeting is gathering -- from milwaukee, where the nga summer meeting is gathering. >> tomorrow, we will talk with michael harpster. he is with the fbi unit talking about child prostitution around the country. then tough insurance rates with kaiser health news and senior correspondent phil galloway -- galewitz. and we are heading now live to milwaukee for the final day of the national governors association meeting will be getting underway shortly. it is expected to start any moment now. the chair of this year's hearing l. governor markel the next session that they will be dealing with is the closing session, the state and cybersecurity. "the washington post" talks about why waiting for promised to fix cybersecurity is a waste of time by brian fung. it says that the commerce committee approved a version of the cybersecurity bill that now heads to the senate floor. but the bill is a sign of how timid lawmakers have become on the issue compared to previous attempts. as the just watch governors ga
to this wharf, not just today, but ongoing. and the otis redding family has graciously allowed us to use some of his famous lyrics here at the wharf. they will be permanently engraved at one of the markers down at the far end of the port. i'm sorry, of the park. and they will be here to inspire visitors and locals alike as they come to this place on our amazing bay. and otis redding left a legacy greater than just his music. he left his wife zelma and his wonderful children, four of whom are still with us. and this is otis redding iii also known as a genius. (applause) >> and he came all the way from los angeles to help us christen this wharf with that tremendous song. so, please, join me in welcoming otis redding, jr. (applause) >> thank you so much. i'd like to say thanks. this is a really beautiful thing. and our family, my mother sends her love, my sister carla and dexter, my sister dee-dee. we all send our love here. we really appreciate this opportunity to, to keep fulfilling and continuing the legacy of otis redding. we have the otis redding foundation and our mission is simple. it's p
're happy you joined us for a town hall with mayor ed lee with the obama administration on the action on immigration founded here just a few blocks away. that what matters is we have a mare that understands the issues a nearest and dear it to us and that's immigration reform. since it's inception we've gotten over 20 visas alone and the feeling is we have a shortage on green talent when we need to go through the steps we need to go through and for the tech community we're focused on opening up our technical school to the global community. we're in a talent war along with a state war on services gov. and anything we can help to create change here means so much to us. we have the mayor who can creative impact so we stand behind mayor ed lee and we're thrilled he's here. i'm so excited to here what he is has to say. thank you (clapping) >> julia and kevin a thank you for being subpoena great community leaders were we're going to have a robust town meeting this is being live for my radio program. we like to let people know in advance. i'm going to ask a few questions then we're going to
, and chemically improved. this is an asset we should use. but how can we use it? before describe that, i want to say -- you know, how do you turn an old brain that appears to be deteriorating into a physically and functioning younger one? the answer is, you train it. you have to train inappropriately. there are certain strategies that have to be applied, obviously. another question is, why does the brain deteriorate to start with? why is it is degrading? the simple answer is, you reach a peak and about the third decade in life, and then slowly, slowly noise ines begins to creep into the process of the brain. you can think of it as growing chatter in the brain. we know that because we can add noise in the brain in various ways, and in science we would not do this in a human, but we could do this in a rat. and over two or three or four weeksa four rat in the prime of life -- four weeks, the brain of the rat looks like the brain at the end of life. we see an interesting thing when we look at the detail. we open up the characteristics of the brain near the end of life if we carried this do it far
are in the city and when they occur and where they occur. and that really isn't commercially viable for us. so, something we can provide to the city without any repercussions financially, which is great. we want to do more of those things. i made the decision to release this data about three minutes before a speech that i gave at spur a couple weeks ago. and literally, yeah, i was committed obviously, jay took me up the second i said t we have to go talk now. okay. so, jay walked it down. i think jay is great for partnering with start-ups as much as he does. >> great. who can be the other start-ups, people using the data to make products. you already talked about what you actually made. i'd love to hear more about the experience of working with the city's data like, you know, other things, like services or data points you would actually like -- would make it better and you can sort of take that. whoever has an answer ready can go first. >> and i have a microphone. i wanted to say this earlier and it kind of slipped my mind. we have the most amazing experience working with the city over the pas
. >> reporter: she said she used some b.a.r.t. alternatives during the last strike. >> i have tried the bus. i have done the muni and the ferry. >> reporter: this evening, we had hoped for an update from some of the unions before 11:00. i have been exchanging messages with one of the spokesperson s from that union. she tells me she is not sure when she will give us further information because everyone is still at the negotiating table. of course we will monitor this throughout this newscast and we should have an update if anything changes. live in oakland, abc 7 news. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee has some strong words for both sides in the b.a.r.t. negotiations, work out a deal or else. >> if they can't get it together on i think a privilege to negotiation agreements between the two, then i think that privilege might have to be removed. if it is, it's a sorry state. it's a failure. >> reporter: lee says if b.a.r.t. workers resume their strike, he will consider asking the governor to step in. he called the last b.a.r.t. strike a hardship on commuters. the vast majority of people are cringing
threat since 9/11. joining us to talk about that, republican congress mman jason. what does it suggest to you? obviously we're coming up on the anniversary of 9/11 again. >> yeah. thing the white house and the intelligent committees are doing the right thing by making this information public. shutting down the embassies is absolutely the right thing to do. i'm glad they're showing the depth of the sear seriousness. we have to be cautious about th that. >> there are cautions about it. i want to play back what one of your colleagues lindsey graham said about that, maybe what these groups feel about us. >> after benghazi, they're on steroids. they attacked our consulate, they kled our ambassadors in years past. after this, they're on steroids thinking we're weak everything and they're stronger. >> you said since benghazi, they have plenty of encouragement. they're on steroids. essentially no one has been held liable for what happened there even though they're able to talk with key suspects who say they haven't been contacted by the fbi yet. >> remember our benghazi facility was attacked n
reimbursement accounts, there were many of us who at the time we were trying to close this loophole who were saying, listen, the federal government will eventually see these accounts for what they are and probably will not allow them to exist which is why we wanted to close the loophole, i wonder if you can talk a little bit about that. >> by way of additional background, our office is required by the health care security ordinance to collect data from the employer community on an annual basis, every year we collect that data and analyze it and we saw in saw over time that the amount of money that was being contributed to these health reimbursement accounts was going a large amount of that money was going unused by employees, that was sort of one data element that fed into a policy discussion here at the board and the mayor's office that led to an amendment to the ordinance so the practices around health reimbursement accounts have changed in some respects commencing in 2012. >> how are health reimbursement accounts treated under the aca? >> recent federal guidance has come out to indicate
caps and makes it difficult for us to accomplish the goals we have for our country across a variety of fronts. i think there is a growing sense that there is a need to re-look at it. >> you do not have any idea of what the numbers are or some of the projects. i can live with it. >> with i am saying to you is that the situation is obviously very fluid. in our department, we happen to be ready for just about anything. >> thank you, mr. secretary. we are honored to have you with us. most governors recognize how important transportation is to their success in their states. as a former elected official, you understand that. it is economic development and the ability to expand economically. in the state of utah, we have stepped up our commitment to transportation in a significant way. we have put 500% more state money into state highways, roads, and into a augmenting the state system. we just completed 15 miles of interstate 15, expanding the lane capacity, hov lanes. we did it all without federal dollars. we are trying to put our resources where we think they need to be in the infrastruc
and go to the u.s. to work and they never have a problem and they can stay here for long. why is there an exception to >> good morning. xception to thank you for being here. i'm here this morning with the mayor of south san francisco, mayor pedro gonzalez. i'm here with supervisor scott wiener, with our treasurer jose cisneros, our city administrator naomi kelly, representatives of mayor kwan in oakland, from our sfnta john haley, members of our work force and economic development teams and our assessor recorder carmen chu, along with our department of human resources mickey callahan. also to my immediate left here is california state secretary of labor, marty morgan stern. this morning we have come together to talk about the need to reach an agreement on our bart system. the whole week, and certainly weeks in the past, i have engaged people working in our hotels, in our coffee shops, in our restaurants, small businesses the like. i couldn't even get a burrito without confronting somebody who asked that we take our stand object behalf of the public. that we need an agreement a
>> schieffer: today on "face the nation," america on edge as the u.s. government issues a worldwide terror alert. 22 u.s. embassies are closed because officials say they've uncovered a possible terror threat from al qaeda. we'll have reports on that and get the latest from the chairman of the house homeland security committee, michael mccaul. then we'll turn to the week's other big story-- the fallout from russia granting asylum to n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. >> russia has stabbed us in the back and each day that snowden is allowed to roam free is another twist of the knife. >> schieffer: we'll hear from new york democrat chuck schumer and we'll talk with house budget committee chairman paul ryan. plus analysis from the "washington post's" dan balz, author of the new book "collision 2012." peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." barton gellman of "time" magazine and the "washington post." david sanger of the "new york times," and cbs news political director john dickerson. a lot to cover, but it's what we do on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in was
the final product to the president does.-- president's desk. >> thank you for being with us here. we appreciate it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] i've been pushing for this in the senate, that we would move cybersecurity legislation. it is complicated. network cybersecurity means different things to different people, but we need to get this done. is for -- as hard as it me to say. they have passed some of this. we need to look at what they have done. if we want to take a stab at doing our own thing in the senate, that's great. we need to get moving on this. threat, a real problem. all of my colleagues from the intelligence committee lay awake at night worried about cybersecurity. we need to get this done. >> technology and internet issues on capitol hill, monday night on "the communicators" on c-span2. >> former republican presidential candidate and u.s. representative ron paul delivering a keynote address at the young americans for liberty convention. it is a self-described conservative and libertaria
. >>> good evening, everybody. thanyou for being with us. the white house today not only sticking by their assertions that the array of scandals now engulfing the white house are phony, but the president's own spokesperson declang two of the most serious scaaas to be over. regardless of the ongoing investigations to find out exactly who ordered the internal revenue service to target conservative groups, the tea part and who left four americans and one ambassador to die at the hands of terrorists in benghazi on september 11th of last year. here's white house press secretary jay carney rlier today, confidently declaring that r republican efforts to investigate benghazi and the internal revenue service have failed. while ignoring the mountains of evidence uncovered in the multitude of investigations into both growing scandals. >> it was an effort unr way to turn them into partisan scandals. i don't think anybody he would doubt that. and what we've seen as time has passed and more fts have become known, whether it's about the attacks in benghazi and the talking points or revelations a
and mentioneitmentioned the role ofe societies for useful knowledge. and i thought wow, that's something i need to look into. and i did and the reference was to the british institution but as i started to explore the subject i found that the very rich history here in america, and as i get more and more involved, the figure of benjamin fran quinn kept kind of encroaching on my thinking -- benjamin franklin. saga started to look at this movement as i called for useful knowledge through the eyes of franklin and she's his life story to tell the saga, the genesis and development and importance of this new movement, useful knowledge. it's not is a wrote a biography of benjamin franklin. i very deliberately did not. working in library of congress is don't because of the size of the collection. if you go to the catalog or go online and putting benjamin franklin title search is over 1000 volumes. so i figured the market was century with tragedies of biography. instead the society for useful knowledge explores the roots of early american technology and science. these are forces that steadily transformed this cou
the figure that 300,000 people had died of starvation in that province alone. .. help us understand the events of the last 11 years in light of the history that you lay out here. >> the topic of crisis of leviathan is the growth of the government in the united states from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. that growth has many causes and i start up the book by making clear that i'm not offering a new favorite cause explanation for that complex development. it can be related and traced back to a great many changes in the nature of social and economic change during that period and changes in ideology and political changes of various sorts and so forth. but, my own development in that book focused on the fact that the growth of government over that century was not slow and steady. it was instead episodically interrupted by big lurches in this size, scope and power of the government. and at that time i began my work on the book in the late 1970s, most of the economists who were working were basically ignoring that profile. they were attempting to explain the long-term growt
. >> interpol's warning come as day after the u.s. state department response to a possible terror attack in the making. tomorrow u.s. embassies and installations located in muslim countries will not be open. intercepted communications from an al qaeda cell in yemen suggests terrorists may be plotting some sort of attack. thus prompting the closures and the global travel alert. americans traveling abroad are being told to be extra vigilant at least until the end of august. >> more specific and we are taking it seriously, which i enthusiastic you expect us to -- which i think you expect us to do. >> steps are being taken domestically as well. homeland security tells abc news that they are increasing security measures to try to prevent any potential attacks here in the united states. >>> football fans are following a new set of rules this weekend. we'll have that story next. also, worth the wait. the offer that hat people in the east bay standing in line. organizers hope the deal will make streets safer. >> you'll no longer need to go to spain. what organizers say about bringing the bulls t
by giving us a call, 202, 585, 3881 -- for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. facebook or us on send us an e-mail. journal@c-span.org or twitter.com/c-spanwj to send us a tweet. action prompted at embassies, that is the headline. "based on unspecified information, the warning comes after the state department ordered the closing of 2100 embassies in the arabian peninsula." let me read to a portion of this. "the part in the state warned citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the middle east or north africa." host: that is from the state department. matt lee, who follows the state department for the associated press, is with us on the phone. what news can you tell us? caller: there is not much new that we know since thursday or friday, when we receive the notice of the embassy closures. the alert came out on friday. right now we are kind of in a wait and see mode to see what, if anything is actually going to occur today, obviously clearly a day of great concern. also to the rest of this
. there is one person with us today who am compelled to recognize. the brains, charm, charisma and class of the mohler family -- mueller family. his wife, ann. [applause] she is is better wife. [laughter] bob mueller has spent his entire career in public service, with only a brief interim since the 1960 one he was a decorated marine for his service in vietnam. he has served in three cities of the united states attorney into districts, as the assistant attorney general for the criminal division, the deck but he attorney general, and most recently the director of the fbi. as he departs justice for the last time, hopefully, he will have held every position save attorney general. one has to wonder whether this time he is really living -- leaving for good. in this same hall, and generate 1993, we thought we were rid of him for good. there is no sense in warning today about what might happen tomorrow. george tenet as the director of central intelligence from 19 97, to 2004 per the second longest serving director in agency history. that role, he had the opportunity to work with bob in the three
is behind the administration's high anxiety? we'll hear from two leading u.s. senators including the top republican on the senate intelligence committee. >>> the snowden affair. russia gives him temporary asylum. how the obama administration is trying to win the debate over privacy versus security. >>> craving the spotlight. politicians and personal scandals. what makes them think they should stay in public life? inside on the pursuit of redemption from our political roundtable including the host of msnbc's "morning joe," joe scarborough. >>> and judgment day. the fate of some of baseball's biggest stars hangs in the balance as they face the prospect of severe penalties over steroid use. is it enough to restore trust in america's favorite pastime? perspective this morning as i talk with bob costas of nbc sports. >>> i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday morning, august 4th. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest running television program. this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >> and good sunday morning. the u.s. is on high alert
oliver@7:30 p.m. eastern also on c-span. " isoining us on "newsmakers senator patrick leahy. .hanks for joining us joining us for the questioning, phil mattingly, of bloomberg news. and legal affairs for cq roll call. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for being here. >> your committee has been at the center of two of the biggest debates, guns and immigration. as we head into this recess, i'd like to know what your personal top priorities are for the remainder of the year. -having a lot of quiet -- i've been having a lot of quiet meetings with members of the house. to get something on the president's. hearing this week, is getting nsa information on americans, i don't think there is enough transparency. i intend to work for some limitations and have the american people have a better idea how the secret court, the fisa court works. i want to do a number of other things. senator corner of texas and i are working on a way to get forensic labs. if somebody is going to be charged with a crime, and there is dna evidence, there is at least certain standards so we do not have some of th
america tonight in response to the latest terrorist threat from al qaeda. this has u.s. embassies from baghdad to bangladesh prepared to shut down. >>> extreme weather -- the light show, the ping-pong sized hail, heavy rains and flash floods. >> i'm standing on highway 89 right now. nothing but mud. meteorologist zinger zee on the story tonight. >>> tell-all. she's perhaps the most famous person to quit the church of scientology. the news today on what leah remini plans to do next. >>> and high-class problem. as millions line up for the huge powerball jackpot the office co-workers who won big and wish they didn't. >>> good evening. david is off tonight. as we go on the air, american embassies across the muslim world are within hours of shutting down in response to that new terror threat from al qaeda. meanwhile what started as an overseas concern has now very much become a domestic one as well. tonight abc news has learned the department of homeland security is beefing up its presence at airports and train stations and intensifying scrutiny of visitors coming from overseas. the state d
you with us. and we begin with breaking news as more than 20 embassies and consulates are closing around the world right now. and here at home, increased security measures are now in place. abc news has learned this morning that the intercepted communications that led to the alert indicate terrorists are planning an attack that is going to be big and, quote, strategically significant. yesterday the white house held an hour's long meeting, high-level meeting with the country's top national security officials to discuss the response to the threat, and we've just learned what went on at that meeting, so let's go straight to jon karl, who is at the white house, and, jon, it sounds like the national security community is really spooked by this. >> reporter: no doubt about that, martha. the high-level meetings here at the white house over the weekend are a sign of just how seriously the u.s. is taking this threat. in fact, officials tell us they believe that there are al qaeda operatives already in place for this attack in yemen and possibly in other countries, as well. the cause for co
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